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Herb Kelleher and the Free-Market Fight for Southwest

BiographiesThe EntrepreneurFree Markets

Blog01/21/2019

Big firms that dominate the marketplace have never had much of a problem with government regulations that keep new competitors from springing up.

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How Tax Breaks for Tesla Cause Affordable-Housing Problems

Taxes and Spending

Blog01/18/2019

Wealth creation and savings are a far better indicator for economic prosperity than the "job creation" sought by politicians who use tax incentive programs for political purposes. 

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How Gun Control Became an Instrument of Tyranny in Venezuela

Big GovernmentSocialismThe Police State

Blog01/16/2019

Venezuelans are defenseless against a government that runs roughshod over their civil liberties and economic livelihood.

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Hard Work (Alone) Won't Get Your Country Out of Poverty

Blog01/02/2019

Working hard is a good thing, but it can only lead to high levels of wealth when combined with capital accumulation and entrepreneurship.

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How Liquidity Affects Changes in Prices — Including Stock Prices

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog12/27/2018

Markets respond with price changes to eliminate money surpluses and money deficits.

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How Government Bureaucrats and the New York Times Are Misleading the Public About Climate Change

Big GovernmentThe EnvironmentTaxes and Spending

Blog12/10/2018

The media is using the recent National Climate Assessment to warn about the "cost of inaction" on climate change. Here's what they miss.

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How the Rivalry Between Church and State Made Europe More Wealthy and Free

Blog12/07/2018

Latin Christendom was a single civilization that was at the same time radically decentralized. It was therefore more wealthy and free than other civilizations found in Russia, China, and within Islam.

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How Private Banks Create Bubbles — with the Help of Central Banks

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog11/30/2018

Recessions emerge when the central bank reverses its loose monetary stance. But the seeds of recession were sown earlier by private lending practices that grew out of central-bank money creation.

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